Posts in ROMANCE
Morning Glory

I recently saw this movie and I cannot say that it is the best movie ever, but I can definitely say that this film was hugely inspiring to me. It is the story of Becky (Rachel McAdams), a TV producer, who after getting laid off from her job with a successful TV program, is hired by another TV program which is not only low-rated but is facing serious problems on the sets with warring co-hosts. The film focuses on how Becky, with her power of positive thinking and indomitable will, revives this struggling morning show and also brings harmony on the sets between co-workers!

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Love Actually

Love Actually is the love story of eight different couples filmed during the Christmas season
and their tryst with love. The film begins with a voiceover from David (Hugh Grant) commenting that whenever he gets gloomy with the state of the world he thinks about the arrivals terminal at Heathrow Airport, as friends and family welcome their arriving loved ones; for David this means that love still exists in the world.

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Aloha

Quite contrary to the reviews, I enjoyed watching Aloha very much. Bradley Cooper with his deep blue eyes and handsome good looks wins my heart as he plays the military contractor Brian Gilcrest, who returns to Aloha after many years for a U.S. space mission. His ex-girlfriend Tracy Woodside (Rachel MacAdams) is now married to an Air Force officer. In the meantime, Brian finds himself falling in love with Allison Ng (Emma Stone), a fighter pilot and also his guide for his stay in Aloha.

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To Rome with Love

Woody Allen is not only the director of To Rome with Love but also stars in this quirky comedy as Jerry, the father of Hayley, an American tourist, who comes to Rome for a holiday and falls in love with the son of a funeral director there, with still-to-be-discovered shower singing abilities that, thanks to the out-of-box thinking of Jerry, makes him an overnight superstar!

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#Serendipity

What is more beautiful than you and your soulmate coming together through the mysterious workings of the Universe–imagine, knowing that the other person is there not because you like him or you have a crush on him but because the Universe has ordained you to be together–that your soulmate has been given to you by the Universe. Of course, I believe in the theory of soulmates but I also believe that one has to be very spiritually advanced to be able to attract one...

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Kate and Leopold

I saw this movie after being on a 20+ hour long haul flight!--I was totally jet lagged and couldn't sleep so watched it on Netflix (thank the heavens for Netflix!). I did find the storyline a bit weak and less than convincing but for the incredible good looks of Hugh Jackman and some very cute scenes, I kind of enjoyed this movie. The good thing is that it's light and funny and can make you laugh without being heavy duty.

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Sense and Sensibility

Based on the novel by Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility is a deeply touching film about love lost and found, friendships and separations, heartaches and joys. It has been acclaimed as one of the best adaptations of Austen's work of all times and earned 7 Academy Award nominations including for Best Picture and Best Actress. The screenplay was developed by Emma Thompson who took 5 years to write it and won an Academy award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film, thus becoming the only actress with two Academy Awards in different categories as Best Actress and Screenplay. 

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Music and Lyrics

Hugh Grant plays the very charming Alex Fletcher, a super sensational pop-star of the eighties whose career takes a dip after the rock-band he has been a part of, split up. In a desperate attempt to get his career back, he releases an album which sells only 50,000 copies and is a complete flop. Still living in his old memories, the current music sensation Cora Corman (Haley Bennett) approaches him to write a song for her--evidently when she was 7, his music had helped her to get through her parent's divorce.

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Pride and Prejudice

Matthew Macfadyen plays the very handsome and rich but at the same time proud and arrogant Mr. Darcy whose character undergoes a transformation when he falls in love with the simple and modest Elizabeth Bennet, the second eldest of the five Bennet daughters. All out in the society, Mrs. Bennet's burning desire is to see her daughters married and settled. The story is based on the classic novel written by Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, which is also probably one of her best works.

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Far from the Madding Crowd

I saw this movie on the in-flight entertainment in my Lufthansa flight to the U.S.A. this summer and I saw it only three times!:) Ok, I notice that this film blog is turning out deathly romantic so please bear with me as I post another review on yet one more romantic movie! This one is truly the best I have seen in a long, long time! 

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#Houseboat

Houseboat is a sweet love story between Tom Winters (Cary Grant) and Cinzia Zaccardi (Sophia Loren). After Tom's estranged wife dies, he brings his three children home who resent him and resent living with him. Cinzia is the daughter of a wealthy and famous Italian conductor who runs away from home and finds a job as a housemaid to look after Tom's children without Tom knowing who she is.

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It started in Naples

Mike Hamilton (Clark Gable), a Philadelphia lawyer arrives in Naples, Italy to settle the estate of his deceased brother but gets involved in a lawsuit over the custody of his brother's nine-year old son Nando (Marietto) with Nando's aunt Lucia (Sophia Loren). How Michael and Lucia eventually fall in love despite their differences, you have to find out in the film.

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#Confessions of a Shopaholic

Confessions of a Shopaholic is the story of Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) whose shopaholism threatens to ruin not only her finances but also her life and personal relationships. Rebecca is a journalist who dreams of working with a top fashion magazine but lands up with a job at a sister company as a personal finance columnist instead. The comedy of the situation is that she is heavily in debt herself thanks to her shopaholism and she takes this job only so she can eventually get a job with the fashion magazine!

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#Breakfast at Tiffany's

This is got to be my all time favorite romantic movie! Audrey Hepburn plays the wildly daring, still endearing Holly Golightly, a young, beautiful, very fashionable but eccentric woman who mixes with the crème de la crème of society in the hope of finding a rich man she can marry. She has a cat who does not have a name, her apartment always looks like she has just moved in and her shoes she forgets in the refrigerator! Even though she is never able to have more than a couple of hundred dollars in the bank, she is crazy for Tiffany's, the only place in the world that calms her down and lifts her up! :) 

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Roman Holiday

Ok, so I am a big fan of Audrey Hepburn and I must warn you that I will be posting many of her films in this space! The first time I wanted to see Roman Holiday, I had just come back from a spiritual retreat and even though I had really wanted to see the film, I kept postponing the desire to see it. I am one of those persons who gets deeply affected by films and they stay with me for days so I was not very sure if I wanted to take a film in my mind space after the wonderful spiritual retreat.

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Sabrina

#Sabrina (Audrey Hepburn) the chauffeur's daughter gets involved in a love triangle with Linus Larrabee (Humphrey Bogart) and his brother David Larrabee (William Holden). David is her childhood crush but things take a swift turn in the direction of Linus Larrabee after she returns from a life-transforming trip to Paris.

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